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Good color for small bedroom

ichivivi20November 25, 2012
My bedroom is small and square and has just one window on one side. Ceiling is white while floors are off-white granite. What color should I paint the walls? I want the room to be warm and cozy. Would dark brown be a good idea?
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Here's a photo that might help. Granite tiles are in place now. You can see the window on the left-hand side.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:45PM
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In my opinion dark brown in a room which you are in when it is dark, would make it way to dark. Unless it is only one wall you are painting and the rest remains white.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:47PM
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And it is also a very small window, so I would go for a lighter color.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:48PM
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Yellow colour will help brighten your room,also warm lighting and a few ( just a few ) dark colour furniture / decorating items can bring cozy effect.And why dont you try wall paper?I think wall paper is one of good choices for an elegance and charming decor.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 11:38PM
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I agree that brown is too dark for this room. When choosing a color consider what it will look like with incandescent or other lighting you will be using since you may have these lights on frequently when using the bedroom. I chose a creamy color for our living room but with incandescent light it looks yellow and since we have a light problem these lights are on most of the time.
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 2:25AM
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Thank you all for your input. Yes, dark brown is a good bedroom color, just not for this particular bedroom. I'll be having fluorescent lighting in my room, so the wall color will look pretty much the same in the day or at night. Yellow seems like such a cheery color! I'm considering it.
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 5:10AM
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If you like the idea of a chocolate brown for your bedroom, consider an accent wall like this inspiration room. Notice that light colored furnishings and bright accent colors are used to keep the room from looking cavelike.
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    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 5:28AM
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@michi: Ah, yes, like lowprofile suggested, only using chocolate brown on an accent wall. Thank you; the photo was enlightening!
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 5:39AM
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Bue---yellow can be too stimulating in a bedroom. If you want to have yellow as an accent-fine.
Here is a pic for inspiration. As for the window, make it appear larger by hanging floor to ceiling panels on either side-see pic. Add a rug to warm up that granite floor(pic). Good Luck!
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    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 5:52AM
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Any 'soft' colors would be nice for a calm, relaxing bedroom.

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    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:23AM
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Again, thank you all for your thoughts! I used this nifty little program called the Sherwin Williams visualizer and saw that I liked sky blue best. It's just so relaxing when paired with white ceilings and light-colored floors.
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